Solar Articles

  • Chilicon
This article will discuss the advantages of using microinverters with AC coupling for residential, single-phase applications. The two leading microinverter manufacturers in the U.S. market include...
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9/19/2018
  • PACE Financing
For a primer on PACE financing see HERE. While Utility and Residential solar grew more than 50% annually (from 2012-2015, no exact 2016 numbers yet), the Commercial sector’s growth has been...
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1/10/2017
  • Block diagrams present an organized visual representation
The design of PV systems can be fairly simple as well as extremely complex.  No matter how difficult or easy, it is important to document the design process.  Doing so will help flush out issues...
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5/21/2015
  • The Current State of Property Assessed Clean Energy, PACE Californica
  The emergence of the PPA and access to financing has been a game changer for the solar industry. Of course the improving technology, declining equipment costs, streamlining permit and net-...
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3/15/2015
  • AC-Coupling Design
One of the main considerations to AC-coupling design is the ratio between the Grid-Tie inverter (GTI) and the Battery-Based inverter (BBI).  Why? There are conditions that might occur when the site...
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12/9/2014
  • Solar puzzle By jugbo on Flickr
In 2008, Berkeley, California successfully tested what would eventually become the PACE program. By 2010, more than 18 states instituted similar programs. There were minor differences, but most...
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10/26/2011
  • PACE Program | Property Assessed Clean Energy
Property tax assessment financing is a method of paying for a solar system by packaging the costs in with the homeowners property tax. The program is run through the local municipal government and...
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8/12/2010